A mechanism of Portland cement hardening in the presence of finely grained glass powder

Victor Shevchenko and Wojciech Swierad

The glass wastes as a cullet are widely used for the production of building materials mainly as inert aggregate. However finely grained glass powder has the very developed surface, so can not be passive toward cement solutions, what was confirmed in practice. In literature data there is no information about chemical influence of finely grained glass on the process of hardening, especially in an early pre-induction hydration period, which substantially causes the structure formation of cement stone and its properties.

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